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Salary Directory Boston Database Administrators

Database Administrator Salary in Boston

Database Administrator Job Description

Database Administrators (DBAs) are IT specialists who are tasked with storing and organizing digital data. They are responsible for ensuring the integrity and performance of a database. Their responsibilities may also include backup and data recovery as well as data migration and troubleshooting. Database Administrators are sometimes involved in the development and planning of the database of a company.

Database Administrators are typically required to have experience in any of the major database products, such as SQL and Oracle applications. Their responsibilities may include establishing policies, setting authorization for access to different types of data and training employees in database use. Because of their critical role in a company, DBA‰Ûªs may sometimes be required to work over the weekend or overnight if a problem occurs.

Living and Working in Boston, MA

Boston‰Ûªs diverse economy means it's home to a wide variety of industries, offering a lot of opportunity for residents. In 2017, the city‰Ûªs unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent, lower than the national average. While the city has an efficient subway system, many of the residents prefer to bike or walk to their destination.

There are over a dozen neighborhoods in Boston. The North End is a quaint Italian district located close to the financial district while Brighton is a popular pick for families looking for a quiet residential area. Mission Hill has a higher popular of students while Back Bay is the fashion hub of the city. Boston also has many attractive indoor and outdoor landmarks, including the Boston Common and Public Garden, Quincy Market, Freedom Trail and Copley Square.

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Compare Database Administrator salaries by region

Database Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and Boston. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. Washington D.C.
  2. $160,000
  3. Boston
  4. $145,000
  5. SF Bay Area
  6. $121,571
  7. Toronto
  8. C$120,000
  9. Seattle
  10. $108,333
  11. Austin
  12. $98,500
  1. Washington D.C.
  2. $160,000
  3. Boston
  4. $145,000
  5. SF Bay Area
  6. $121,571
  7. Toronto
  8. C$120,000
  9. Seattle
  10. $108,333
  11. Austin
  12. $98,500
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Where Database Administrators are highest in demand

    Database Administrators are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and Boston. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: